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Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris

The ECB has decided to maintain its current rates, while the Fed and the Bank of England have lowered theirs.  What does this mean for current and future borrowers in France?  Real estate experts shed light on the situation.   New measures Although France’s record-low interest rates remain unchanged, the ECB has announced the implementation […]

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In light of the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we’re having to adapt to the new normal so that we can continue providing you with the exceptional service and unbiased counsel you’ve always expected from us.  While you can read our current market updates on the blog or sign up to receive our email newsletters, we […]

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Buying property in Paris can help fulfill numerous objectives:  Not only is it an ideal ‘bricks and mortar’ alternative hedge investment like gold, but it can offer rental returns, cultural experiences, and a lifetime of memories and family enjoyment.  Not a bad return on investment!  The key is to buy a truly desirable property at […]

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Undertaking a renovation in the capital is more feasible, and reasonably priced, than ever.  However, some homeowners find that the actual groundbreaking can be the most unnerving part, especially in historic Paris apartments.  But while any structural issues and surprises may seem alarming, they certainly don’t have to be, and a good, quality professional can […]

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By the end of 2020, 80% of French people will no longer pay la taxe d’habitation, or local resident tax, on their primary residence.  Secondary residences, however, will not be exempt.  How are local resident taxes on secondary properties calculated and how does this compare to main residences?  Bercy Infos outlines everything you need to […]

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Although prices are reaching record highs, some real estate experts see no risk of an overheated market.   Real estate professionals are adamant: although prices are peaking in some places, they see no risk of the market overheating. “Apart from a few major cities, prices are not soaring,” points out Jean-Marc Torrollion, President of the […]

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People say that there’s nowhere in the world quite like Paris, and with good reason. Thanks to its famous arrondissements, the mix of modern and Old World charm, and famous sites like the Eiffel Tower, the City of Love saw a whopping 40 million visitors in 2017 alone. But walking the city isn’t the only […]

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Recently the Wall Street Journal published an article about the storm of perfect conditions leading American buyers to scoop up that pied-a-terre they’ve been dreaming of for years. Mortgage interest rates in France are below 2%, allowing excellent opportunities to leverage funds; the dollar is at close to a historic high against the euro; and […]

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Financially speaking, if it’s possible for you to buy a property outright, in cash, thus avoiding interest payments on a mortgage, you should do it, right?  Well, not necessarily in France…  Read on to discover why buying property in France with a French mortgage is the more financially savvy route, even if you can afford […]

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According to market predictions by luxury real estate specialist Coldwell Banker, the price per square meter in the capital could become the highest in Europe by the end of 2022.   Soaring property prices in Paris are the new norm, and the luxury real estate market is no exception.  High-end, luxury properties are affected to […]

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